Black Eyed Peas Super Bowl XLV Performers

Promotion for the Super Bowl has picked up this week, as the Black Eyed Peas were announced as Half Time performers. This is the first non-classic rock artist since Janet Jackson’s legendary “wardrobe malfunction.” Can you remember the last few off the top of your head? Springsteen, Prince, McCartney, Petty, Rolling Stones… oh, I forgot […]

Townshend Confirms Super Bowl Set List

Did the other artists playing at the Super Bowl reveal their set lists two weeks before the game, or is this part of Pete Townshend’s probation? I seem to recall some mystery about Springsteen, the Stones and Prince. Additionally, the NFL has announced that Will.i.am and Slash have created a remix of the Who’s signature […]

The Who to Perform at Super Bowl XLIV

The Who were announced as half time entertainment for the Super Bowl this week, as initial marketing for the February 7 contest began in earnest. While there may be product promotions in motion already, the announcement of The Who is different since music represents content. The logo for Super Bowl was probably announced last year.

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A Final Visit to Manny's Music on 48th St.

Ibanez and Dean guitars on display at Manny's

This weekend, I made a final pilgrimage to Manny’s Music on 48th St., one of the greatest places in New York City. It has been a mainstay of the City’s music street, where most of the stores sell instruments, dating back dozens of years. Times Square […]

Shelby Lynne at the Kennedy Center Honors

Our pal Shelby Lynne recently appeared on the Kennedy Center Honors program, where she teamed with honoree George Jones for “Amazing Grace.” The television special will air on December 30, and features honorees Jones; Twyla Tharp; Morgan Freeman; Barbra Streisand; Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey (representing The Who — and they’d better recognize Keith Moon […]